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Acl and meniscus
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Newbie here. I was injured in November of 2015. I ran from a dog while delivering packages and tore my acl and my meniscus. I was let go after the first wc Dr said it was just a sore knee. I immediately got a lawyer after being denied a second opinion and I am now 1 month post-op. My IA is known to lawyers in my area as being a big meanie. (Nicest way to put it.)
She has stopped my biweekly payments simply because my Dr note said to remain off work until surgery. After surgery I needed another note to get IC to cut a check. I have an appointment on the 17th which is right around the 6-8 week mark of my last note. I fear that the IC will not pay me if I don't leave that appointment with another note or something. Is this normal? Are there others with similar injuries/experiences as mine that can tell me what I should expect from this point on? Will I receive a settlement?
 
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#2
nothing is normal in the WC world. Remember to go into the Drs office always asking for your restrictions and get a note saying so keep a copy for yourself as well as one for the employer.
Always have at least 3 copies of each and every paper. Keep a log of every phone call from and to them with time and date. With or without a lawyer it is up to you to stay on top of your case. There is more info on this site than anywhere else. You also have a lot of humans here that are IW themselves that have been thru the system some still going thru it 10 years later that will help all they can. so grab a cold drink and surf the site don't forget the off topics section.
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no states allow the worker to set their own disability time off; all of them use doctors.
You are right to be worried; they won,t pay if they don,t know you are still being treated.
not every injury results in a settlement.
there is not one set of comp rules for every worker in the country.
each state has their own rules; without knowing yours we cannot provide specific information.
jayne gave good advice; newbies should read and search similar posts that have already been answered.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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